The Celtic Enneagram is a circle of 8 points with the ninth in the centre. The points are numbered not 1-8 but in thefollowing sequence around the rim of the circle: 1 2 3 4 8 7 6 5. It will be seen that if the points are joined together inthe order 1-9 and back to 1 that a roughly drawn lemniscate or "infinity symbol" results. There is an internal lineconnecting the points in the following sequence: 1-4-2-8-5-7-1-. (The same sequence as used in the Fourth Way"normal" enneagram, but of course it looks different mapped onto the Celtic sequence.). The points 3-6-9 are connectedalso.If one looks at the Inner Hexagram (ie the numbers apart from 369) you will see that their order around the rim of thecircle can be derived from the powers of two, reduced to one digit form by what Gurdjieff called TheosophicalAddition. The powers of two go: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 etc.By Theosophical Addition this creates a repeating series like so:1,2,4,8,7(ie 1+6=7),5 (ie 3+2=5), 1 (ie 6+4=10, 1+0=1),2 (1+2+8=11, 1+1=2), 4 (from 256) etc.In other words, the Inner Hexagram numbers are arranged in
around the rim of thecircle.Devotees of Renaissance magic will find symbols reminiscent of the Celtic Enneagram in the grimoires, most notablythe so-called "Sigil of Saturn" which is formed from the number sequences 1-2-3, 4-5-6 and 7-8-9 (ie a straight line andtwo tent-shaped lines), but drawn on a 3x3 Magic Square. You get a mirror pattern to the Sigil of Saturn if you join thethree sets of numbers which comprise the "three triangle" enneagram as: 1-4-7, 2-5-8, 3-6-9.
Join the Numbers for the Sigil of Saturn
4 3 89 5 12 7 6
The ancients were very interested in the properties of magic squares, the 3x3 one has a special place as the simplest,there is no 2x2 magic square. (Other magic squares are associated with other planets, following the number-planetcorrespondences of the sefira. For example the Moon is associated with the 9x9 magic square. You can find all this inBarrat's 18th century compendium
, available from occult booksellers on and off.)